Trump says only reason to vote Democrat is 'if you're tired of winning'

Trump says only reason to vote Democrat is 'if you're tired of winning'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE on Tuesday pitched his case for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, suggesting that the only reason to vote for a Democrat is "if you're tired of winning."

Trump issued the all-caps message shortly before departing for an event in Philadelphia.


The president this week will make three separate trips to stump for Republican candidates. He traveled to Tennessee on Monday in support of Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnTaylor Swift defends staying out of the 2016 election: 'I just knew I wasn't going to help' The 23 Republicans who opposed Trump-backed budget deal Senate passes sweeping budget deal, sending it to Trump MORE (R), who is in the midst of a a close race against former Gov. Phil Bredesen.

On Tuesday, Trump will head to Mississippi in support of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) for a rally that was canceled last month amid Hurricane Florence.

Hyde-Smith is hoping to retain the Senate she seat she was appointed to in April after Thad Cochran resigned. She is facing a challenge from two Democrats and Republican Chris McDaniel in a special election in November.

On Thursday, Trump will be in Minnesota, a state he narrowly lost in the 2016 election. Republicans are hoping to win key House races in the state and to defeat Sen. Tina SmithTina Flint SmithReid says he wishes Franken would run for Senate again Senate Democrats introduce bill to combat foreign influence campaigns Durbin says he has second thoughts about asking for Franken's resignation MORE (D).

This week's rallies follow a Saturday appearance in West Virginia, where Trump stumped for Patrick Morrisey, who is hoping to defeat vulnerable incumbent Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Trump vows to 'always uphold the Second Amendment' amid ongoing talks on gun laws MORE (D-W.Va.).

Trump has frequently criticized Democrats as "obstructionists" and called for voters to elect more Republicans to enact his agenda. He has in recent weeks grown more visible on the campaign trail as the midterm campaign enters its final month.

While Trump has insisted a "red wave" is possible, Democrats are seeking to re-take control of the House and Senate and hold a 7.4 percentage point lead on the generic congressional ballot, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Democrats need to win 23 seats to win back the majority in the House, and need to pick up two seats to do the same in the Senate.